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NIT: NC State, UNCG and Clemson win

RALEIGH (AP) — Markell Johnson had 26 points as North Carolina State defeated Hofstra 84-78 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.

Torin Dorn had 19 points and nine rebounds for North Carolina State (23-11). C.J. Bryce added 18 points and 11 rebounds. Devon Daniels had six rebounds for the home team.

Justin Wright-Foreman had 29 points and six rebounds for the Pride (27-8). Jacquil Taylor added 14 points and four blocks. Desure Buie had 13 points.

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MILLER LIFTS UNC-GREENSBORO OVER CAMPBELL, 84-69

GREENSBORO (AP) — Isaiah Miller scored 25 points, tying his career high, as UNC Greensboro defeated Campbell 84-69 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night. Francis Alonso added 22 points for the Spartans.

Demetrius Troy had 14 points for UNC Greensboro (29-6). Kyrin Galloway added nine rebounds and three blocks.

Chris Clemons had 32 points for the Fighting Camels (20-13). Isaac Chatman added 13 points. Andrew Eudy had 12 points and three assists.

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REED SCORES 24 TO LEAD CLEMSON OVER WRIGHT ST., 75-69

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Marcquise Reed had 24 points as Clemson defeated Wright State 75-69 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.

Elijah Thomas had 17 points and three blocks for Clemson (20-13). David Skara added 16 points and nine rebounds. Clyde Trapp had 12 points for the hosts.

Bill Wampler had 17 points for the Raiders (21-14). Loudon Love added 14 points and nine rebounds. Cole Gentry had 13 points and seven rebounds.

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LIPSCOMB TOPS DAVIDSON, 89-81

DAVIDSON (AP) — Michael Buckland had 17 points and Rob Marberry posted 17 points as Lipscomb defeated Davidson 89-81 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.

Buckland hit 4 of 6 3-pointers.

Garrison Mathews had 14 points and seven rebounds for Lipscomb (26-7). Ahsan Asadullah added 10 points.

Kellan Grady scored a season-high 31 points and had seven rebounds for the Wildcats (24-10). Luke Frampton added 19 points. Luka Brajkovic had 15 points.

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MARTIN SCORES 21 TO LIFT MEMPHIS OVER SAN DIEGO, 74-60

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jeremiah Martin had 21 points as Memphis topped San Diego 74-60 in the NIT first round on Tuesday night.

Tyler Harris had 16 points for Memphis (22-13). Kyvon Davenport added 16 points and three blocks.

Olin Carter III had 17 points for the Toreros (21-15). Tyler Williams added 11 points and six assists. Yauhen Massalski had 11 rebounds.

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MORGAN LIFTS INDIANA OVER ST. FRANCIS (PA.), 89-72

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Juwan Morgan had 28 points as Indiana topped St. Francis (Pa.) 89-72 in the NIT first round on Tuesday night. Aljami Durham added 22 points for the Hoosiers.

Morgan shot 10 for 13 from the floor.

Devonte Green had 12 points and six assists for Indiana (18-15). Justin Smith added 10 points and nine rebounds.

Indiana headed to halftime trailing 40-34, but the Hoosiers were able to outscore the Red Flash 55-32 in the second half to roll to the 17-point victory. The Hoosiers’ 55 second-half points were a season high for the team.

Isaiah Blackmon had 21 points for the Red Flash (18-15). Jamaal King added 19 points. Keith Braxton had nine rebounds.

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